Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 738 957 998
Rank change year-on-year +219 +41 -99
Permanent jobs citing KVM 71 163 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.66% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 56 117 158
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -21.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,500 £38,375
90th Percentile £65,625 £93,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +16.67%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,374 24,752 25,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.71% 16.96% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,946 20,311 20,655
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,800
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +11.47%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +202 59 £45,000 - 5
England +182 58 £45,000 - 4
South East +143 21 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North of England +164 15 £45,000 +52.54% 1
South West +92 12 £50,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
London +135 6 £48,250 -8.10%
Northern Ireland - 6 £45,000 -
North West +103 3 £31,500 +6.78% 1
East of England +77 3 £70,000 +16.67% 1
Midlands +104 1 - -
West Midlands +93 1 - -
Scotland +85 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 65 (91.55%) Linux
2 43 (60.56%) Python
3 42 (59.15%) VMware
4 41 (57.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (45.07%) Bash Shell
6 28 (39.44%) Data Centre
7 27 (38.03%) Docker
8 26 (36.62%) Ubuntu
9 25 (35.21%) OpenStack
9 25 (35.21%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (33.80%) CentOS
10 24 (33.80%) Hyper-V
10 24 (33.80%) MySQL
10 24 (33.80%) Windows
10 24 (33.80%) Red Hat
11 20 (28.17%) Firewall
12 19 (26.76%) Configuration Management
12 19 (26.76%) SQL
13 17 (23.94%) Puppet
13 17 (23.94%) LAMP
13 17 (23.94%) Ansible
13 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
14 16 (22.54%) DevOps
14 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
15 15 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (21.13%) Degree
15 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
15 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
16 13 (18.31%) PHP
16 13 (18.31%) Azure

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (35.21%) OpenStack
2 11 (15.49%) Apache
2 11 (15.49%) Confluence
3 4 (5.63%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Azure
2 10 (14.08%) AWS
2 10 (14.08%) Office 365
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.23%) IaaS
3 3 (4.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) Firewall
2 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
2 12 (16.90%) WAN
3 9 (12.68%) SAN
4 5 (7.04%) LAN
4 5 (7.04%) MRTG
4 5 (7.04%) RTP
4 5 (7.04%) SSL
5 4 (5.63%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (5.63%) DNS
5 4 (5.63%) PBX
5 4 (5.63%) SMPP
5 4 (5.63%) SMS
6 3 (4.23%) DHCP
6 3 (4.23%) H.323
6 3 (4.23%) Internet
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security
6 3 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.23%) VLAN
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.80%) MySQL
2 12 (16.90%) MariaDB
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.45%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (15.49%) Bitbucket
2 11 (15.49%) JIRA
3 10 (14.08%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.23%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Administrator
2 18 (25.35%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (22.54%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (21.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (14.08%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) IT Support
7 8 (11.27%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Support Technician
9 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Technician
9 6 (8.45%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (8.45%) IT Technician
9 6 (8.45%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) LAMP
2 11 (15.49%) YAML
3 7 (9.86%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.23%) LDAP
4 3 (4.23%) WebRTC
5 2 (2.82%) pytest
6 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.41%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) Node.js
6 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.41%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) Replication
4 6 (8.45%) Clustering
4 6 (8.45%) Driving Licence
5 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.82%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.41%) FMCG
8 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (91.55%) Linux
2 26 (36.62%) Ubuntu
3 24 (33.80%) CentOS
3 24 (33.80%) Windows
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (16.90%) FreeBSD
6 11 (15.49%) FreeNAS
7 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.45%) Debian
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 4 (5.63%) Unix
10 3 (4.23%) Fedora
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (26.76%) Configuration Management
3 16 (22.54%) DevOps
4 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
4 15 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering
6 11 (15.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (12.68%) High Availability
7 9 (12.68%) Migration
8 8 (11.27%) ITIL
9 7 (9.86%) OO
10 5 (7.04%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (7.04%) Hardware Maintenance
10 5 (7.04%) Release Management
10 5 (7.04%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (7.04%) Tech Ops
11 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (5.63%) ITIL 4
11 4 (5.63%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (60.56%) Python
2 32 (45.07%) Bash Shell
3 19 (26.76%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) PHP
5 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.86%) Perl
6 7 (9.86%) Ruby
6 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.45%) C
7 6 (8.45%) C++
8 3 (4.23%) Go
9 1 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.41%) Groovy
9 1 (1.41%) Korn
9 1 (1.41%) Tcl
9 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (57.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (38.03%) Docker
3 24 (33.80%) Hyper-V
4 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (12.68%) Xen
6 7 (9.86%) Ceph
6 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (8.45%) Btrfs
7 6 (8.45%) DRBD
8 4 (5.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (5.63%) Squid
9 2 (2.82%) LXC
9 2 (2.82%) NFS
9 2 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.41%) iptables
10 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.41%) oVirt
10 1 (1.41%) pfSense
10 1 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) Ansible
1 17 (23.94%) Puppet
2 13 (18.31%) Kubernetes
3 12 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (16.90%) Proxmox
4 7 (9.86%) Nagios
5 6 (8.45%) Check_MK
6 5 (7.04%) Grafana
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (7.04%) Terraform
7 4 (5.63%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.41%) Kibana
9 1 (1.41%) Matomo
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Packer
9 1 (1.41%) Rancher
9 1 (1.41%) SCOM
9 1 (1.41%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (59.15%) VMware
2 24 (33.80%) Red Hat
3 12 (16.90%) Percona
4 11 (15.49%) Atlassian
4 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.49%) SaltStack
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco
6 5 (7.04%) Citrix
7 4 (5.63%) Draytek
7 4 (5.63%) Sophos
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) Juniper
8 2 (2.82%) McAfee
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) Symantec
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.41%) NetApp
9 1 (1.41%) Oblix
9 1 (1.41%) Sybase